500g of strong white flour
300ml of tepid water which has
1 pkt of dried yeast dissolved into it
pinch of salt
and a little olive oil.
Using my Kenwood Chef I measured the flour and salt into the mixing bowl, then using the dough hook, set the mixer on a medium speed and then stirred in the liquid, just before the ingredients were fully mixed I drizzled some olive oil into the dough mix.
I kneaded the dough with the machine for approximately 5 minutes, then shaped it into a ball and popped it into a greased bowl, covered it with a plastic bag and put it in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
Knock the dough back, shape into a flat rectangle, then roll the dough into a sausage shape and place in the loaf tin seam side down.
Allow the loaf to prove for about 40 minutes, brush with beaten egg, cover with seeds of your choice (mine are sesame seeds, using a sharp knife cut a few slits into top of the loaf and then place in a hot oven 200f - just before you close the oven door, poor some cold water into a baking tray at the bottom of the oven - this will steam up and intensify the heat and give a crusty loaf. Cook for 25-35 minutes.
All being well you should get a loaf like this